A male-female imbalance of 70 million has upset big parts of society in the two countries, and the problem probably won’t improve for a long time.
Want to invest in paradise? Local leaders in the Galicia region of Spain are looking to sell as many as 400 villages abandoned during waves of emigration that began over 60 years ago.
The Iraqi government, which President Bush heralded last spring as a "milestone,'' a "turning point'' and a "watershed event,'' is perilously ineffectual.
Israeli troops have taken the Lebanese village of Maroun al-Ras, which they claim has been used as a rocket base by Hezbollah. Israel has said it has no plans for a large-scale invasion but intends to use ground forces to attack targets unavailable to its jets.